The Missouri FFA Association recognized Garret Cramer of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter as the State Star Farmer at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are John and Janet Cramer of Ludlow. His advisors are Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, Leda Schreiner, and Neal Wolf.
Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 Area Star Farmer awards and the State Star Farmer Award.
Cramer’s SAE began with 17 head of cross and purebred cattle and 139 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. He expanded his operation to 25 head of cattle, 30 laying hens and 211 acres of row crops and hay.
Cramer has served as chapter assistant first vice president and second vice president, and currently serves as president. He competed in agronomy and agricultural issues forum career development events. He attended Helping Youth Maximize their Agricultural eXperience Academy, Missouri Agribusiness Academy, Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence and Agrivision Equipment Group Precision Agriculture Summer Academy.
In addition to FFA, Cramer served as vice president of National Honor Society and treasurer of the student council and junior class president. He is a member of Future Business Leaders of America.
After high school, Cramer’s plans include attending Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, to study animal science and agricultural business. Cramer said after college he wants to return to the family farm as an employee before taking over management of the operation.